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December, 2019

Thought Machine’s fintech predictions for 2020

Thought Machine Team

Thought Machine’s employees share their thoughts on what the fintech market has in store for 2020.

November, 2019

Thought Machine becomes a Google Cloud partner

Thought Machine Press Office

Thought Machine - creators of Vault, a cloud native core banking platform - announced today at the London Google Cloud Next 2019 event, their partnership with Google Cloud.

October, 2019

SEB selects Thought Machine for innovation arm

Thought Machine Press Office

Today SEB announced their innovation studio, SEBx, will deploy Thought Machine’s core banking platform Vault in its first major project - a radical new bank for solopreneurs.

October, 2019

Thought Machine is in the fintech 50

Paul Taylor, Chief Executive Officer

It’s official – Thought Machine is a member of the fintech elite. We made the Fintech 50 – an annual ranking of the hottest fintech companies in Europe.

December, 2018

IBM Services named global implementation partner

IBM News Room

IBM and Thought Machine today announced that IBM Services will be the global preferred implementation partner for Thought Machine’s cloud-native core banking platform called Vault.

November, 2018

Digital disruptor Atom bank partners with Thought Machine

Atom Bank Newsroom

Atom bank, the UK’s first bank built for mobile and the country’s fastest growing mortgage lender, has agreed a multi-year partnership with leading fintech Thought Machine.

November, 2018

Strategic partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Press Office

Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds) has today announced a strategic partnership with Thought Machine, an innovative fintech company, to accelerate the digital transformation of the bank’s business.

June, 2018

From Speech Technology to Banking

Paul Taylor, Chief Executive Officer

A question I am frequently asked is how on earth did I get from speech technology and AI into banking. Well, here goes. The high point of my previous career was the launch and subsequent success of the Google text-to-speech system. This went live in June 2012 as part of...

May, 2018

Building a Bank on Top of Kubernetes

Fabian Siddiqi, Engineering Director

At Thought Machine we're building a cloud-native core banking platform called Vault. Two of the main requirements we have are:, being able to handle millions of users and thousands of transactions per second, and, deploy to a variety of different cloud providers and custom data centres....

March, 2018

FinovateEurope 2018


Thought Machine presented at Finnovate 2018. Watch the video and see how CEO Paul Taylor and CSMO, Travers Clarke-Walker explain Vault. Finovate conferences showcase cutting-edge banking and financial technology through a unique blend of short-form demos and key insights...

January, 2018

Creativity Within an Engineering-Led Company

Mark Warrick, Chief Design Officer

Within an engineering company the creative function is traditionally relied upon to provide design services - particularly in a business to business (B2B) company. Making this service a by-product and instead using creativity to drive company invention is, in my opinion, one of the...

December, 2017

Please - the Thought Machine Build System

Peter Ebden, Chief Infrastructure Officer

One of the crucial requirements for any software project is the question of how it gets built. There are many options out there, but today I’m going to explain why Thought Machine decided to build our own system to solve this problem...

November, 2017

Google-Style Core Banking


Our CEO Paul Taylor was on the Rebank podcast to talk about our mission of radically transforming the technology that underlies banking. Rebank is a visionary podcast about banking, fintech and the future. Listened to in over 150 countries by hundreds of thousands of industry leaders...